Accessibility · Classroom Technologies · Classroom technology · Curation · Digital participation · Padlet · Top tip

#549 Create an interactive world map with Padlet

Padlet is a firm favourite at 1minuteCPD HQ. Padlet is constantly reinventing itself and introducing new features. I discovered the Map wall the other day when I was looking for a way for students on an open-access course to post where they’re from. It is really simple to create and use and I am sure… Continue reading #549 Create an interactive world map with Padlet

#1minuteCPD · Browsers · Firefox · Google Chrome · ICT proficiency · Images · Internet Explorer · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · Media literacy · Timesavers · Top tip · Video

#548 ZamZar: Online File Conversion

Zamzar is a browser based file conversion software – it provides the ability to convert to a whole range of file formats. It is free (up to a few conversions per day) or there’s a paid version providing unlimited conversions. Image is CC0 which has been taken from here

Audience response system · Classroom Technologies · Classroom technology · Digital participation · Formative assessment

#545 Nearpod Add-on for Google Slides

Did you know that Google Slides now has an Add-on for Nearpod? The Nearpod Add-on for Google Slides allows you to add in Nearpod’s interactive activities and features, directly within your Google Slides presentations. To enable this feature, go to Google Slides – Add-ons – Get add-ons – and install Nearpod from there. Once you… Continue reading #545 Nearpod Add-on for Google Slides

#1minuteCPD · #iOS · Apple · Digital identity and wellbeing (self-actualising) · ICT proficiency · Images · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · Mobile · Top tip

#543 What the HEIC !? Convert HEIC to JPG

Some of the newer iPhones have started saving pictures that you take as a HEIC format. There’s a few ways of converting these to jpg and here’s one that I tend to use. Visit ZamZar.com This video will show you one of the ways in which you can convert the HEIC format to JPG Image… Continue reading #543 What the HEIC !? Convert HEIC to JPG

Communication / Collaboration · Digital collaboration · Digital creation · Google Docs · Microsoft Office · Top tip

#540 Work with Office files using Office editing in Google Drive

Did you know that you can now directly edit, comment, and collaborate on Office files using Office editing in Google Drive? The great thing is that you can view version history and collaborate in real-time with others and all changes you make will be saved to the original Microsoft Office file. This is a good… Continue reading #540 Work with Office files using Office editing in Google Drive

#1minuteCPD · Information literacy · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · MMU: ISS Themes · Moodle · Moodle use, organisation and content · Top tip

#538 OneTopic format in Moodle

Another method of reducing the amount of scrolling in Moodle on an area is to use the OneTopic format. This places tabs at the top of the page which represents topics or weeks. Instead of showing everything at once, it’s broken down in to topics. There’s less scrolling for your users. Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from… Continue reading #538 OneTopic format in Moodle

AI Technology · Digital communication · Digital creation · Google Chrome · Microsoft Office

#535 Grammarly for Chrome

Grammarly has a free browser extension that you can add to Chrome to help with your spelling, grammar and punctuation whilst writing on the web. It is also available as an MS Office Add-in and is GDPR compliant. You can add the Grammarly extension here. Here is an example of Grammarly in action… Photo by Pereanu… Continue reading #535 Grammarly for Chrome

#1minuteCPD · Information literacy · Information, data and media literacy (critical use) · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · MMU: ISS Themes · Moodle · Moodle use, organisation and content · Top tip

#533 Grid Format in Moodle

Make your Moodle page less cluttered and more visual with the Grid Format in Moodle. Make your Moodle area more visual and minimise the scrolling that users need to do. Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

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#5MinuteReflection 8: Using a micro-learning approach to develop RLOs for teaching and professional development

This is an excerpt from a post that was originally published on Medium, in the publication Integrated Interdisciplinary Innovations in Healthcare Sciences.  In this month’s instalment of our monthly #5minutereflection, we will look at the work I have been doing at The University of Manchester on using a micro-learning approach to develop RLOs for teaching… Continue reading #5MinuteReflection 8: Using a micro-learning approach to develop RLOs for teaching and professional development

Accessibility · Digital communication · Top tip · YouTube

#530 Export YouTube’s Auto-Generated Captions

As we mentioned in one of our previous posts, we are huge fans of the auto-generated captions in YouTube. There is also a way now to export YouTube’s auto-generated captions to create a downloadable transcript of your video, which is great for accessibility especially if you don’t have access to a professional transcription service. This… Continue reading #530 Export YouTube’s Auto-Generated Captions